8 phones found in Henry Okah's cell

2011-02-24 14:06

Johannesburg - A raid by police on a Nigerian terror suspect's jail cell yielded eight cellphones, according to police who said on Thursday that they don't want Henry Okah communicating with the outside world.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said jail officials raided Henry Okah's cell earlier this week after police received information he was making unauthorised calls.

Officials confiscated eight cellphones and other items Polela said he was not authorised to describe.

Polela said prisoners are not allowed cellphones.

"Mr Henry Okah should not be communicating with people from outside, because the investigation is at a very sensitive stage," Polela said.

Okah's lawyer did not return a call from The Associated Press on Thursday.

Okah is awaiting trial after being arrested in Johannesburg and linked to deadly bombings in Nigeria's capital during October independence celebrations.

Okah has denied involvement in the bombings.

  • matla - 2011-02-24 14:11

    send him back to Nigeria, hate these criminals

  • zulufox - 2011-02-24 14:18

    the headline is a bit ambiguous!

  • Koos - 2011-02-24 14:22

    Just shows how well gaurded SA prisons are..... bad boys bad!!!

  • Dave - 2011-02-24 14:35

    Ag man Henry, pay as you go doesnt mean you have to buy a new phone each time

      Melly30 - 2011-02-24 14:53


      Barry - 2011-02-24 14:59

      He thinks He is smart. Everytime He uses a new phone and a new sim card He thinks it can`t be traced back to Him. Once the Networks do the "mapping" every call is traceable to within 6 m.

      Koos - 2011-02-24 15:01

      ha ha ha good one dave!

      brown_bread - 2011-02-24 16:06

      Barry, reason is that he uses Smart phones!

      Andy49 - 2011-02-24 16:43

      thank you Dave, I haven't had such a good laugh in a long time.

  • DakaloM - 2011-02-24 14:37

    Why cant they just send hime back to Nigeria because the bombings happened there...

      Gaanake - 2011-02-24 14:53

      Because SA pretends to be a caring country that respects the rule of law. Yes, the rule of law as practised by Okah, Gaddafi, Mugabe, etc.

      Melly30 - 2011-02-24 14:54

      Because the ANC needs him here!!!

      matla - 2011-02-24 15:33

      @Melly30 u are a bore - your comments are devoid of intellect - stupido

  • Ebrahim - 2011-02-24 14:54

    criminals are guarding criminals

  • Amelam - 2011-02-24 14:55

    Typical Nigerian entrepreneur. Opened up a cell phone shop in jail - or maybe he hires the phones out.

  • makgala - 2011-02-24 15:05

    honestly why wud a person use 8 phones/lines. Mara these nigerians, eeisshh!! why would a criminal be allowed a phone/s in prison?

  • tshepotheterminator - 2011-02-24 15:14

    send this nigerian rubbish back to nigeria..... we dont want nigerian rubbish in this country....pack your bags and go drug smuggling bastads....

      matla - 2011-02-24 15:35

      @tshepotheterminator - inglorious bastardo (the movie), Nigerian

  • matla - 2011-02-24 15:42

    How many police officers were bribedby this drug peddler? 'Greasy rats and cats' in the words of Gaddafi

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-24 15:45

    Adds a whole new meaning to CELL phones... Damn them Nigerians,..8 cellphones & our poor SA prisoners are trying to smuggle in a packet of

  • Phil - 2011-02-24 16:19

    The only reason he had 8 cellphones in there is because the service providers and reception are so bad in South Africa.

  • kurtisflow - 2011-02-24 16:21

    Hope he Rica'd all 8 sim cards...(",)

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-02-24 16:25

    Nigerians are abusing our hospitality...send all Nigerians back home..we dont need these scum of the earth.. VOETS@EK YOU MAKWERIE KWERIES . Stop bribing our police.

  • Wes - 2011-02-24 16:32

    How the hell did he get 8 cell phones must have greased a few assholes

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